Canada Day – Wikipedia | Opinion

  Canada’s centennial in 1967 is often seen as an important milestone in the history of Canadian nationalism and in Canada’s maturing as a distinct, independent country, after which Dominion Day became more popular with average Canadians. Into the late 1960s, nationally televised, multi-cultural concerts held in Ottawa were added and the fête became known as Festival Canada. After… Read More Canada Day – Wikipedia | Opinion

Introjection – Where do we draw the line between fact and fiction?

Introjection is a Freudian defense mechanism in which a person relates to an external object in terms of its imagined instead of actual functioning. The imaginary content is called an introject and can take negative or positive forms—e.g. the punitive mother, the kindly grandfather, the distant father, and so on. Freud says introjection plays a… Read More Introjection – Where do we draw the line between fact and fiction?

Unmasked: Top Oxford University professor who handed over nuclear secrets to Czech spies | Daily Mail Online | Opinion

Oxford academic Professor Jirina Stone spent years handing over nuclear intelligence in clandestine meetings with communist spies, a Daily Mail investigation reveals today. Source: Unmasked: Top Oxford University professor who handed over nuclear secrets to Czech spies | Daily Mail Online Opinion: Sometimes a university isn’t just a university. Once in a while, it is… Read More Unmasked: Top Oxford University professor who handed over nuclear secrets to Czech spies | Daily Mail Online | Opinion

Vladimir Putin sits atop a crumbling pyramid of power | Vladimir Sorokin | The Guardian | Opinion

Putin’s end goal isn’t Ukraine but western civilization – the hatred for which he lapped up in the black milk he drank from the KGB’s teat Source: Vladimir Putin sits atop a crumbling pyramid of power | Vladimir Sorokin | The Guardian Opinion – “Black Milk” I had to post this story for the opening… Read More Vladimir Putin sits atop a crumbling pyramid of power | Vladimir Sorokin | The Guardian | Opinion

Putin’s Global Hostility – “I never believed this would happen” – CNN

Like a scene from a World War II newsreel, Ukrainians take shelter in a subway. This beautiful woman with her two young kids exemplifies grace under fire. Eyes shining, she says “I never believed this would happen” on CNN Live this morning. The thing is, most people are so naive they “never believe” that such… Read More Putin’s Global Hostility – “I never believed this would happen” – CNN

How ordinary people are convinced to become spies | The Conversation (with very brief, unconnected introduction by Michael W. Clark, PhD)

Introduction by Michael W. Clark, PhD I know I’ve been posting about spies and crooks quite a lot lately. Some readers are probably getting sick of it and I don’t blame you. There are other problems out there in our jumbled, confusing world. However, I recently saw this piece in my newsfeeds and thought I… Read More How ordinary people are convinced to become spies | The Conversation (with very brief, unconnected introduction by Michael W. Clark, PhD)

Top Ten Things Today’s Spies Worry About | Strand Magazine | Opinion

Spooking the Spooks… Bond has Spectre. The NSA has Snowden. The CIA has teen hackers. What else is making everyday spies lose sleep? Here are ten topics the intelligence world is thinking hard about. The “democratization” of spying. Intrusive technology used to eavesdrop, film, and track people and connected objects are for sale everywhere. Anybody… Read More Top Ten Things Today’s Spies Worry About | Strand Magazine | Opinion

Canada Spy Agency Alert – Hostile Spies Trying to Wreck Democracy

Here’s a podcast based on the story posted earlier about the Canadian Spy Agency warning universities about the possibility of hostiles within. I have been working on the soundtrack for this for a few weeks. I considered putting shortwave radio over it but thought, hey, that’s been done before with My Life in the Bush… Read More Canada Spy Agency Alert – Hostile Spies Trying to Wreck Democracy

Two decades after 9/11, British spies turn focus back to Russia and China | Reuters | Opinion

Britain’s top domestic spymaster cautioned citizens on Wednesday to treat the threat of spying from Russia, China and Iran with as much vigilance as terrorism, in a shift of focus back to counter-espionage nearly two decades after the 9/11 attacks. Source: Two decades after 9/11, British spies turn focus back to Russia and China |… Read More Two decades after 9/11, British spies turn focus back to Russia and China | Reuters | Opinion